In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 storm that bombarded the Gulf Coast of Texas over the weekend, with catastrophic winds and massive flooding, United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto has established an emergency relief fund to help save lives and provide support for victims of this disaster.
More than 150 neighbourhood blocks in Houston, that are home to members of the Jewish community, have been damaged in floods as part of the hurricane. As of this morning, dozens of Jewish families in Houston were either evacuated or moved to the second floors of their homes, due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. A Houston JCC, which prior to the hurricane had collected emergency supplies to serve as a distribution centre, has suffered flood damage, as did at least three Houston synagogues.
Help UJA Federation of Greater Toronto help the victims of this disaster, by donating to UJA's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. One hundred percent of the money raised will fund urgent needs like food, medicine, and rescue and relief efforts assessed as most urgent. UJA Federation is raising funds for this relief effort to support communities and individuals, together with other Jewish Federations across Canada and the United States.
To donate please visit ujadonations.com/harveyrelief